On the Wireless Protection > Access Points > Grouping page you can organize access points in groups. The list provides an overview of all access point groups and ungrouped access points. Access points and groups can be distinguished by their respective icon.

To create an access point group, proceed as follows:

  1. On the Grouping page, click New Group.

    The Add Access Point Group dialog box opens.

  2. Specify the following settings:

    Name: Enter a descriptive name for the access point group.

    VLAN tagging: VLAN tagging is disabled by default. If you want to connect the AP with an existing VLAN Ethernet interface, you need to enable VLAN tagging by selecting the checkbox. Make sure that the VLAN Ethernet interface is added to the Allowed interfaces box on the Global Settings > Global Settings page.

    AP VLAN ID: Enter the VLAN tag that should be used by this group of APs to connect to Sophos UTM. Do not use the VLAN tags 0 and 1 as they usually have a special meaning on networking hardware like switches, and 4095 is reserved by convention.

    Access point selection: Select the access points that should become members of the group. Only access points that are not assigned to any other group are displayed.

    Note – Local WiFi DeviceClosed SG appliance with WiFi capability on boards cannot be grouped and do not appear in the access point selection. Local WiFi Devices appear in the Grouping list.

    Wireless network selection: Select the wireless networks that should be broadcasted by the access points of this group.

    Note – For an access point to broadcast a wireless network some conditions have to be fulfilled. They are explained in chapter Access Points > Overview, section Rules for Assigning Networks to APs.

  3. Click Save.

    The new access point group appears on the Grouping list.

To either edit or delete a group, click the corresponding buttons of a group.

To either edit or delete an access point, click the corresponding buttons of an access point. For more information on editing and deleting access points, see Access Points > Overview.